Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges enters health and safety protocols

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has entered into the league's health and safety protocols, and sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that there's a current expectation that he could miss multiple games.

The third-year player is averaging 21.6 points over his past six games. For the season, he's averaging 12.4 points and career highs of 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Bridges has also become a highlight fixture around the NBA this season with several poster-worthy dunks.

His absence is the latest setback for the Hornets.

Rookie LaMelo Ball (wrist) and fellow guard Malik Monk (ankle) both returned Saturday from injuries that kept them out for multiple weeks. Gordon Hayward has been out since early April with a sprained right foot. Additionally, P.J. Washington missed Tuesday night's game for personal reasons.

Charlotte had lost three of its past four games entering Tuesday, but rebounded with a win at Detroit. It now will start a five-game homestand.